Caribbean FutureScape is a simulation of a confederation of 5 Caribbean countries whose governments have collaborated and cooperated to use information and communication technologies (ICT) to accelerate the social and economic development of their countries.

EventCaribbean FutureScape
ThemeDigital Transformation – Do it!
Dates29th April to 1st May 2019
VenueHyatt Regency, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

To apply for citizenship in Caribbean FutureScape please click here.

Please note, participants who register for citizenship in FutureScape will have full access to all of its experiences. Walk in participants, who do not register, will enjoy a demonstration of the experiences.

What is Caribbean FutureScape? 


Caribbean FutureScape is a confederation of 5 Caribbean countries whose governments have collaborated and cooperated to use information and communication technologies (ICT) to accelerate the social and economic development of their countries. 

In Caribbean FutureScape, national boundaries have been erased through the effective application of ICT. Citizens of the 5 countries are able to move freely from country to country with their capital and goods. A citizen in FutureScape can  establish a business and provide services in any country and all Government  services are common across FutureScape and accessible  globally by the Diaspora.

What is Caribbean  FutureScape experience?

Citizens in FutureScape will experience cutting-edge ICT in real life situations and thereby understand the game-changing transformation Caribbean life would undergo when technology is  properly applied. Different ICT-enabled services and activities will be experienced in the 5 countries of FutureScape.

FutureScape provides a real-time ICT immersion experience that demonstrates the speed, efficiency, transparency, resilience, facility and simplicity of life in a fully integrated, digital Caribbean. 

FutureScape is the first of its kind in the Caribbean.

What are the Caribbean FutureScape’s underlying context and assumptions?

Caribbean FutureScape could not be established without the collaboration and cooperation of the participating Governments.  With leadership and commitment to a very complex process they created an enabling  environment of harmonised policies, legislation and regulations which effectively erased the geo-political borders. This has resulted in ubiquituous and standardized and fully inter-operable services at the same price across FutureScape.

Who are the Stakeholders and what are their roles in building FutureScape?

The architects and their respective roles in Caribbean FutureScape are as follows:

  • Secretariat of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union is providing the high-level coordination oversight of the work and logistical support for the development of Caribbea FutureScape.
  • Technology partners are working collaboratively to develop a cohesive technological eco-system, that will provide citizens in Futurescape,  a seamless experience in a digital Caribbean.

Objectives

  1. To demonstrate the transformative potential of ICT in a futuristic Caribbean Single ICT Space.
  2. To demonstrate the the possibilities for free movement of people, goods, services and capital, and rights of establishment in a Single Market and Economy
  3. To comprehensively demonstrate the benefits of collaboration by Caribbean governments in establishing the Single ICT Space.
  4. To prove that competing ICT services providers can be mobilised to collaborate to build the ICT Space.
  5. To encourage Caribbean Prime Ministers to commit to 21st Century Government and national and regional digital transformation.

Methodology

Create a compelling, real-time technology immersion experience that demonstrates the speed, efficiency, transparency, resilience, facility and simplicity of life in a fully integrated digital Caribbean. The FutureScape format therefore is interactive in order to fully engage participants and, in this way, foster new thinking and the decisive action needed to create a Single ICT Space.

Value Proposition

  1. Greater insight, understanding and appreciation of ICT and how they can be effectively applied in every area of Caribbean life.
  2. Recognition  of the need for multi-stakeholder collaboration for the establishment of  Caribbean Single Market and Economy served by digital technologies in a Single ICT Space
  3. Maximising the benefits of Governments working collaboratively and achieving economies of scale
  4. Appreciation of what life could be in a paperless, 100% digital society.

Desired Outcome

  1. Participants would recognise the imperative for collaboration and commit to the FutureScape model.
  2. The FutureScape collaboration model would be replicated in Caribbean Countries to accelerate the establishment of the Single ICT Space and create the digital layer for the Caribbean Single Market and Economy.

Underlying Context and Assumptions

  1. Caribbean Governments have collaborated to build FutureScape;
  2. FutureScape has an enabling environment of harmonised policies, legislation and regulations; and 
  3. All national systems are standardised and fully interoperable, regionally, within FutureScape.

FutureScape Experience

Your application for on-line citizenship is the key that will unlock the benefits of FutureScape and your life within its boundaries.

On application, a notification will be sent to confirm your citizenship and requiring you to indicate whether you would be visiting FutureScape:

On application, a notification will be sent to confirm your citizenship and requiring you to indicate whether you would be visiting FutureScape:

  • In person. At the FutureScape entry portal you would be required to apply for a digital Passport.
  • Virtually. Special times will be allocated for your virtual experience.
  • At a later date.

On your entry to FutureScape, you will be issued a Digital passport bearing a unique digital ID (DID) that will enable you to experience life to the fullest in FutureScape. Citizens in FutureScape will have access to government, private sector and civil society services.

As you move through FutureScape, you will be required to observe the laws and respond to alerts provided. Crimes are to be reported and will be prosecuted.

FutureScape Citizenship

Citizenship in FutureScape is open to:

  1. Government Officials:
    • Prime Ministers and Government Ministers
    • Permanent Secretaries and Technical Officers
    • Other Senior Government Officials
  2. Executive representatives of:
    • Regional inter-governmental organisations,
    • Development agencies,
    • Academia
  3. Private Sector Executives
  4. Caribbean Citizens

Stakeholders and Roles

CTU Secretariat will provide high-level coordination oversight of the work and logistical support for the development of FutureScape.

Technology partners will work collaboratively to develop a cohesive technological eco-system, comprising the digital life scenarios, that will provide a seamless experience for citizens in Futurescape.

Caribbean Governments must collaborate and work together to create an enabling environment for a fully integrated, digital FutureScape.

FutureScape: Services

FutureScape provides a rich suite of  government, private Sector, civil society  and emergency services. By accessing these services, citizens will experience different aspects of life in a digitally transformed Caribbean.

Day two: Tuesday 30th April

Time ActivityPresenter
08:30 Collection of Instruments of Citizenship in Caribbean FutureScape
  Experiencing life in Caribbean FutureScape:
  Life in General
10:45 Disaster Alert!
11:00 Table Top Exercise: Disaster Preparedness and ManagementSponsored by Huawei Moderated by: Mr. Nigel Cassimire Telecommunications Specialist – CTU
12:15 Luncheon
 
Session 1: Caribbean FutureScape Plenary
  This Session will present a report on the state of Caribbean FutureScape based on the information collected from citizens and the application of data analytics. It will point to the need for Caribbean countries to pursue digital transformation as a priority and present a case study of how the Republic of Estonia was transformed. Finally, the session will address the need for collaboration amongst Caribbean governments and for pooling of financial and human resources to accelerate the realisation of a digitally transformed Caribbean.
    Moderator: Mr. Selby Wilson Telecommunications Strategist – CTU
13:15 Caribbean FutureScape: State of the Nations ReportMr. Leslie Lee Fook Managing Director, Incus Services
13:45 Digital Transformation – Do it or Die!Mr. Colin Soo Ping Chow Executive Chairman EY Caribbean
14:15 It’s Possible – How we Transformed: Republic of Estonia Case StudyMr. Siim Sikkut Government CIO / Deputy Secretary General for IT & Telecom Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications Republic of Estonia
14:45 Accelerating Digital Transformation by pooling limited resourcesDr. The Right Hon. Keith Mitchell Prime
Minister of Grenada
15:15 Coffee Break
Time Activity

  Session 2: Disruptive Technologies
  Many emerging technologies have the potential to severely disrupt the sector and effectively dismantle the frameworks that govern traditional markets. This session seeks to highlight some of those technologies and explain their potential to upset the status quo. While the technologies may indeed be disruptive, they may present game-changing opportunities for the discerning.
  Lightning Presentations:Moderator: Mr. Gary Kalloo CTU Consultant
15:30 bmobileMs. Tanya Muller, with Mr. Sean Koon Koon and Mr. Alan Murphy
15:40 Cable and Wireless CommunicationsMr. Vivek Khemka Chief Technology and Product Officer Senior Vice President of Liberty Latin America
15:50 AWS (Amazon Web Services)Mr. Luis Ayala Head of Central America & Caribbean Public Sector Business
16:00 Digicel GroupMr. Paul Acton Commercial Director
16:10 OneWebMr. Adrian Steckel CEO
16:30 Q&A Discussion
17:00 End of Session

Day three: Wednesday 1st April

Time ActivityPresenter
  Session 1: Building Blocks for Caribbean FutureScape:
  In the context of building a CARICOM Single ICT Space, this session seeks to present a vision for 21st Century Government, Public service Transformation and a Smart Caribbean. It will address the significant elements that enabled the seamless availability of services in Caribbean FutureScape, namely collaboration, the unique digital identifier, business process re-engineering and the people that made it work.
08:30 Video: Life in Caribbean FutureScapeMC: Mr. Trevor Prevatt, CTU Consultant
08:32 Opening Remarks
08:35 Introduction to 21st Century GovernmentMs. Bernadette Lewis Secretary General Caribbean Telecommunications Union
08:45 Public Service TransformationMr. Devon Rowe Executive Director Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD)
08:55 Keynote Address: Creating a Smarter Caribbean through CollaborationMr. Luis Adolfo Guillot CTO for Government Solutions Latin America and Caribbean Region Huawei
  Panel: Caribbean FutureScape Building Blocks:
09:25 Introduction of the PanelModerator: Mr. Devon Rowe
09:30 The value of a unique digital  identifierMr. Brett Ramirez Director – Emerging Technologies Diagon Limited
09:40 People behind the Processes Mr. Ashish Uttamchandani Regional ICT Sales and Business Development Manager Productive Business Solutions
09:50 The Business Process Re-engineering ImperativeMr. Devindra Ramnarine Executive Director/Caribbean Lead – Government and Public Sector EY
10:00 Discussion, Q&A 
10:30 Coffee Break Sponsored by Fortinet
Time Activity
Presenter
  Session 2: Connectivity in Caribbean FutureScape
  In this session, speakers and panelists will discuss the need for regional governments and industry to collaborate to build a connected Caribbean. Without consistent collaboration, the vision of a Single ICT Space will not be realised. New technologies that promote national and regional connectivity and other technologies that foster communications resilience will both be presented.
 
Moderator: Mr. Nigel Cassimire Telecommunications Specialist,CTU
10:45 Keynote Address: Building a Connected Caribbean
Mr. Adrian Steckel
CEO OneWeb, USA
  Panel: Caribbean FutureScape Connectivity:
11:05 Introduction of Panel
Moderator: Mr. Nigel Cassimire, CTU
11:10 New Applications of  Satellite Technology
Mr. Keven Lippert
Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives Viasat, USA
11:25 Cell Towers in the SkyMs. Julie Kearney Head of Regulatory Affairs, Loon, USA
Ms Jennifer Miller General Counsel, Loon, USA
11:40 Technology for connecting peopleMr. Lester Garcia Head of Connectivity Policy Latam
Facebook
11:55 Discussion, Q&A
12:15 Luncheon Sponsored by Viasat
 
  Session 3: Cloud Considerations
  This session is intended to demystify Cloud Services and their uses. It will begin by providing a definition of cloud technology and explaining the essential characteristics of cloud services, and the deployment models. The panelists will discuss the classification of data and the selection of the appropriate cloud models; the types of cloud services the benefits of embracing cloud technology including the value and economies that accrue to users of cloud services. Finally, the session will explore the operational measures that cloud users must consider to ensure the confidentiality, security, on demand access and control over their data.
  Moderator:  Mr. Junior McIntyre CTU Consultant
13:15 Keynote Address: The Necessity of Clouds

e-Tender SaaS
Ms. Tanya Muller
Mr. Keino Cox bMobile
  Panel: A Caribbean Cloud Policy:
13:35 Introduction of PanelModerator: Mr. Junior McIntyre, Consultant
13:40 The importance and future of Cloud ComputingMr. Luis Ayala Head of Central America & Caribbean Public Sector Business Amazon Web Services
14:00 Embracing the CloudMr. Jenson Sylvester Country Manager, Barbados and Head of B2B for the Southern Caribbean
Cable & Wireless Communications
14:20 Discussion, Q&A 
14:40 Case Study in Digital Transformation: DominicaMr. Paul Acton Commercial Director Digicel Group
Michael Barrow Group Service Delivery Manager Caribbean & Central America Digicel Business
15:00 End of FutureScape Experience
15:15 Coffee Break
15:30 CTU TouchPoint Networking Event
  End of 18th Caribbean Ministerial Strategic ICT Seminar